Method and system for developing source code and displaying linked elements found within the source code

  • US 6,976,243 B2
  • Filed: 04/20/2001
  • Issued: 12/13/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/05/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method in a data processing system stored on a computer readable medium and executing on a computer for developing source code having a plurality of elements, the method comprising the steps of:

  • converting the source code into a language-neutral representation;

    using the language-neutral representation to display a graphical representation of the plurality of elements;

    receiving a selection of one of the plurality of elements;

    receiving an indication of a distance;

    receiving an indication of a type of link;

    determining from the language-neutral representation which of the plurality of elements is connected to the selected element via a link of the indicated type and within the indicated distance; and

    displaying the determined elements.

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